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The Ultimate Cooktop Cleaning Quiz
by Staff
Have you ever been cooking and smelled the horrible odor of burning grease, even though you weren't cooking anything with grease? The grease has likely been there for months. Take this quiz, and learn how to keep your cooking surfaces fresh and clean.

The easiest way to avoid major cleaning sessions is to do which of these?

  • Clean daily.
  • Hire a maid.
  • Change homes regularly.

The most common source of filth on cooking surfaces is which of these?

  • burnt plastic
  • grease
  • eggs

The main challenge when cleaning ceramic cooktops is what?

  • You want to avoid damaging the heating elements.
  • You want to avoid damaging the glass.
  • You want to avoid damaging the electric circuits

If you're going to use something abrasive on ceramic cooking tops, you should use which of these?

  • baking soda
  • steel wool
  • salt

What should you use to rinse off ceramic cooking tops?

  • water
  • lemon juice
  • vinegar

Before you attempt to clean spills off of ceramic cooking tops, make sure of what?

  • Make sure the surface is cool.
  • Make sure you have the right cleaning agents.
  • Make sure your hands are properly covered.

Why shouldn't you place soiled pot and pans on the ceramic surface?

  • It's likely to permanently damage the surface.
  • It's rude and inconsiderate.
  • It's against the law.

What is the exterior of most ovens made out of?

  • glass
  • baked-on porcelain enamel
  • steel

What are most oven control knobs made of?

  • enamel
  • plastic
  • glass

How often should you wipe down a stove top?

  • after each use
  • once a week
  • twice a month

If you use steel wool to clean a stove top, you will likely do what?

  • You will damage the enamel.
  • You will get the best possible results.
  • You will damage the heating elements.

Whenever food or grease spills onto drip pans, you should clean them with what?

  • vinegar
  • lemon juice
  • soapy water

Which of these should you use to clean gas burners?

  • fine wire
  • tooth picks
  • cotton swabs

Why don't you need to clean electric heating elements?

  • They can't get dirty.
  • They are self-cleaning.
  • They get replaced very often.

When cleaning a range, what should you do with the control knobs?

  • Remove them and spray them with lemon juice.
  • Throw them away and buy new ones each time you clean the range.
  • Soak them in soapy water.